Product Quality in a Simple OLG Model of Scientific Competition
AbstractUsing a simple OLG model where the research output of one generation provides inputs for the next, the paper explains how quality standards can become established in scientific competition. Researchers seek status, which they get if their results are used by the next generation. Quality is hereditary in the sense that input quality affects output quality. Hereditary quality allows for simple coordination on quality standards.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung) in its series MAGKS Papers on Economics with number 200804.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: 2008
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economics of science; methodology of economics; product quality; quality standards; scientific competition;
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- NEP-ALL-2008-07-20 (All new papers)
- NEP-IPR-2008-07-20 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-SOG-2008-07-20 (Sociology of Economics)
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